The Four Winds

Q.  What do you think it means in Matt. 24:31, and Revelation 7:1, when it speaks of “the four winds’ of the earth?  The angels gather the elect from the four winds and from heaven.  And the four angels at the four corners of the earth will hold back the four winds.  What do you think is meant by ‘the four winds?’  And, more importantly, why would the elect be in those four winds?

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The Heavenly Mother

Q.  There exists a group of Koreans here in the Philippines who are going house to house to introduce the doctrine of the Heavenly Mother. Their Bible reference is Genesis 1:26-27.  Is theirs a correct interpretation?

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How Old Was Shem?

Q.  Genesis 5:32 says Noah became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth when he was 500. The flood came whe he was 600, by then Shem should be 100 years old.  But Genesis 11:10 says two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old…., it does not match the above verse, Shem should be 102 instead 100. Why a 2-year gap here? Or did I miss anything?

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The Lesson Of Luke 14:12-14

Q. I have been struck by Luke 14:12-14, where Jesus speaks to the host of the dinner.  What is your understanding of it?  There are three dinner references in this chapter.  Are they all parables or just the third one?  Continue reading…

The Literal Interpretation

Q.  I was discussing something with a family member and they said ‘You just can’t interpret the Bible literally because so many people argue over what the literal interpretation of that verse is.’ He makes a good point. In what way should we go about finding the ‘literal’ interpretation of a verse? And another question, when do we know when to not interpret a passage of Scripture literally?

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What Does Simon Mean?

Q. I know that Jesus changed the apostle Simon’s name to Peter which means “rock”, but what does the name Simon mean?  I tried looking on the internet, but came up with all kinds of different results.

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Who Did Cain Marry?

Q. I have studied over and over about Cain and his wife, and I have questioned where did Cain’s wife come from. What God has showed me that, there were people before Adam and eve, because, and remember Satan and his angels were thrown down from heaven, so they became flesh. Saying that Cain must have married his offspring would be saying that god allowed sin. Now I’m doing a study on Noah’s time. Please respond to my feedback, you might have a better insight. I’m always ready to learn and get close to God.

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Seven Heads And Ten Horns

Q. When John saw the Great Red Dragon of Rev. 12:3 having Seven Heads and Ten Horns and Seven Crowns upon his Heads, which ONE of the 7 Heads were the 10 Horns attached to?

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Our Kinsman Redeemer

Q. The language of the KJV of Heb 2:16 centers on Christ being made of the seed of Abraham through David yet most of the modern versions read totally different saying God gives no assistance to angels but does to the children on men. I have consulted the interlinear bible and must say the KJV seems true to the original. Can you enlighten me as to where they get the current interpretation from?

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More On Storing Up Food

Q. One of your posts said that in preparing for tough times ahead, that we shouldn’t “horde” things, and that storing up food or supplies to last a year or two isn’t putting our trust in God.   Since we see what we think is coming, shouldn’t we take these things as a warning to start “squirreling” away somethings for when times get worse?  After all, Joseph was smart and helped Pharaoh store food for when the famine hit. If we make no preparations at all, isn’t that just asking to be enslaved even more when we see many signs in front of us that our economy is about to collapse?

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